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CNME February 2016

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How cyborg Neil Harbisson will be able to sense time

0 25Cyborg Neil Harbisson is set to receive an organ that will allow him to sense time by detecting the earth’s …
Dubai Chamber CEO Hamad Buamim

Dubai is one of the best cities for innovation

0 68Dubai has again improved its innovation performance, climbing one spot to rank 14th among 30 global cities in the third Dubai …
ManageEngine is set to host its Middle East roadshow from 5th-7th March

CNME hits the road in Kuwait, Bahrain, Saudi Arabia

0 192CPI Media Group is delighted to announce confirmed lineups for its upcoming technology roadshow held in partnership with ManageEngine. The …
CPI Media Group is set to host its inaugural Power of 4 Forum on Wednesday 25th April

Tahawul Tech announces initial lineup for Power of 4

0 175CPI Media Group is delighted to announce a selection of the technology experts who will grace the upcoming Power of …

Arab youth on track to become “global tech pioneers,” says SAP CEO

0 57Arab youth have the education, skills, and bold entrepreneurial spirit to become global technology pioneers, said SAP CEO Bill McDermott

Bosch may have the answer to pollution in Dubai

0 220As with other world metropolises, there has been breathless growth in the potential hazards from particulate matter and noxious gases.So how should rapidly expanding cities such as Dubai monitor pollution levels and plan their development to try to ensure air quality improves?
UK lawmakers

UK lawmakers initiate probe into virtual currencies

0 103Britain’s Treasury Select Committee of lawmakers on Thursday said it is initiating an inquiry into virtual currencies and the underlying …

10 ways to improve IT performance without killing morale

0 128Every IT leader seeks faster, more efficient department performance. After all, when IT underperforms, it hurts business operations and stifles …

Automated valet parking is on its way to the UAE

0 228While many UAE drivers are frequently spared the hassle of parking by handing over their keys to the hotel valet, in future even this might not be necessary.

Dubai’s RTA to premiere Hyperloop pod designs

0 101When launched, the Hyperloop will travel between Dubai and Abu Dhabi in 12 minutes, and lift about 10,000 passengers per hour in both directions.

UAE firms redefine virtual education

0 205Livestreaming platform SWOO is set to bring classrooms into the home through its interactive platform where teachers and students can …
connected car, Trend Micro

Panasonic, Trend Micro secure autonomous and connected cars

0 148Panasonic and Trend Micro have come together to jointly develop cybersecurity solutions to detect and prevent cyber-attacks against autonomous and …
A leading robotics professor has claimed that predictions around AI-related job losses are exaggerated

Hackers could exploit AI to mount attacks, experts warn

0 118The report claims that malicious uses of AI could lead to driverless car crashes, or result in commercial drones being converted into targeted weapons.
Bitcoin a failed currency, says Bank of England chief

Bitcoin a failed currency, says Bank of England chief

0 108Bitcoin has failed as a currency measured by standard benchmarks, and is neither a store of value nor a useful …

Etisalat announced as telecoms partner of Abu Dhabi special Olympics

0 124Etisalat has been confirmed as the official telecoms partner of both Special Olympics IX MENA Games Abu Dhabi 2018 and …
FAB has launched its digital wallet payit

FAB launches “UAE’s first” fully-featured digital wallet

0 335First Abu Dhabi Bank (FAB) has launched ‘payit’, the country’s first fully-featured digital wallet, as part of the UAE’s goal …
Younus Al Nasser, CEO of Dubai Data

Smart Dubai announces landmark data laws

0 173Smart Dubai has announced a partnership with the emirate’s Supreme Legislation Committee (SLC), which will see the launch of a …

Emirates transports UAE-built satellite to South Korea

0 357As the first step in its journey to space, KhalifaSat was flown from Dubai to Incheon International Airport in South Korea on an Emirates SkyCargo Boeing 777 freighter aircraft that was specially chartered for the occasion.
IBM's Jerry Cuomo is encouraging the US government to develop the necessary policies that encourage blockchain use

IBM urges US government to embrace blockchain

0 505In testimony before a congressional committee, IBM’s Jerry Cuomo warned against over-regulation of blockchain because of cryptocurrency volatility, and said …
The Huawei Mate 10 PRO group

FBI, CIA, NSA Directors: don’t buy Huawei phones

0 348The heads of all three US intelligence agencies have all said that the use of Huawei smartphones poses a risk …

UAE education sector must switch its focus to STEM: foreign minister

0 373Sheikh Abdullah Bin Zayed Al Nahyan said more needs to be done to ensure the UAE becomes one of the most important global hubs for education.
Mohammad Saleh, regional manager at Autodesk

Autodesk explores future of construction in Riyadh

0 500Autodesk has hosted its first Saudi edition of the Futures’ Forum at the Four Seasons Hotel in Riyadh, which discussed …
Qualcomm, Broadcomm, meet, acquisition

Broadcom meets Qualcomm to explain latest bid

0 166Qualcomm and Broadcom met on Wednesday to discuss the latter’s revised $121 billion bid, according to a report in Reuters. …

Virtual reality park to open in Dubai Mall this year

0 238Due to open in the first half of 2018, the new VR Park is set to bring together some of the world’s best VR developers to deliver an “awe-inspiring” leisure and entertainment experience, according to a statement.

Dubai to host global self-driving transport challenge

0 140The RTA will hold the Dubai World Congress for Self-Driving Transport in October 2019 – a first of its kind event, due to be held in cooperation with Khalifa City and NewCities Foundation.

DEWA to spend $22bn on energy projects over next 5 years

0 359Dubai Electricity and Water Authority will spend 81 billion dirhams ($22 billion) on energy projects over the next five years, with renewables accounting for a growing share of electricity output.
Alaa Elshimy - MD and VP for Huawei Middle East's Enterprise Business Group

Why organisations need to collaborate digitally for shared success

0 340Huawei Enterprise’s Middle East vice president and managing director Alaa Elshimy explores why organisations need a forward-thinking and collaborative approach …

“AI cannot match intelligence of …cat or dog”: robotics professor

0 374A leading international robotics professor has claimed that sophisticated artificial intelligence systems are currently a distant reality and that statistics …

DXB bags a “world first” with modular data centre completion

0 202The project was led by Dubai Airports and delivered by Huawei in just over 400 days, to coincide with UAE’s month of innovation being observed throughout February.
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